Features

Opinion based or special focus articles. Many of these may not specifically considered as “breaking news”, but of special interest nonetheless.

Emalyths Big Day Out 2017

Emalyth: gear up for the ‘Big Day Out’

Johannesburg, South Africa: Gauteng bands and fans have been spoiled of late with some killer shows and the 29th of July 2017 brings with...
Alestorm 2019 press

Alestorm: on touring, drinking and being stranded on an island

Alestorm The infamous pirate metal band Alestorm continues its conquest of the seven seas this year while playing metal festivals all over the world. With...

RAMFEST: partnership with metal4africa is back!

Cape Town, South Africa: we're thrilled to be back in business with RAM. As announced earlier...
Bile of Man

A Never-Ending Battle With No Resolve – Interview with Bile of Man

For a band who thinks "Humanity is a disease that deserves to be wiped out," and whose opinion is that "Human nature can be...
Endless Daze 2017, image courtesy of Pierre Rommelaere Photography

Endless Daze 2017: review by a metalhead

"We’ve gotta get there by 8pm, guys. We’ve gotta see The Valley." I had hustled my friends all week, knowing that when Friday afternoon rolled...
SAMMA 2017

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Accolades

Johannesburg, South Africa: It is a big accolade for a band to be nominated in any one of the categories for the annual SAMMA...
Terminatryx 2018

Terminatryx: Sirens Festival [interview]

Johannesburg, South Africa: in South Africa, Women's Day is celebrated on the 9th of August and the Gauteng Metal scene will be paying respects...
After Robot by Royal Lens Photography

Interview: After Robot pre-Arts Expo

Johannesburg, South Africa: the much anticipated ninth edition of Emalyth's Arts Expo - this year tag-titled Nine Lives - looms near. Emalyth coordinated...
Skinflint 2018 Front cover

Skinflint: Skinflint [Review]

Botswana: The Gaberone-based band Skinflint recently released its latest, self-titled album. The three piece has put together a fine musical offering in this...
Crown The Empire

Crown the Empire: Pre-gig interview w/ Brandon Hoover

Cape Town, South Africa: A JamPacked Productions show is on the horizon! What better way to cap...